Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 4/28/12
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After selecting two quarterbacks in the NFL Draft over the weekend, Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan announced Saturday that backup John Beck had been released. The Redskins picked up Baylor's Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III with the second overall pick on Thursday. Griffin's selection was widely expected, but the Redskins pulled out a surprise when they took Michigan State's Kirk Cousins with the 102nd pick, marking the first time the franchise had taken two quarterbacks in the first four rounds of the draft, according to The Washington Post. Rex Grossman, who started 13 of 16 games last season, was re-signed in March and Beck ultimately was the one who had to be let go. "I thought we owed it to John to let him go out and find a team right away," Shanahan said. Beck, 30, went 0-3 as a starter last season, throwing four interceptions and just two touchdowns. He was acquired from the Baltimore Ravens in a trade on Aug. 1, 2010.
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